Thursday, September 27, 2007

MCN's first ride video: The BMW HP2 Sport!

The boxer twin doesn't sound very nice, but 140bhp at the crank is not too bad

We've spoken about the R1200S-based BMW HP2 Sport earlier - it's the machine with which BMW have been going endurance racing, and they haven't been doing too badly either! Watch this video and see what Trevor Franklin of MCN, who rides the bike for the first time, has to say about it...

The awesome new BMW HP2 Sport. More pics and details here

Yeah, this bunch is what's coming your way in 2008! And most of our 2008 bikes pages have now been updated with more pics and tech specs, so you might want to check out the links below:

2008 Kawasaki ZZR1400: Improved power delivery, lairy new paintjob!
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Extreme performance, but what about the styling...?
Stunning new Hondas: The CB1100R and Evo6
Pics and details: 2008 Kawasaki Z1000, Z750, ER-6n, ZX-6R, Versys 650 and Ninja 250R
Pics and details: 2008 Yamaha R1
Pics and details: 2008 Yamaha R6 and R125
Video: 2009 Suzuki Stratosphere 1100
Triumph Hurricane 1300: Is the first 200mph British superbike coming...?
BMW HP2 Sport Boxer to go into production soon...
Pics and details: 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR, XL700V Transalp
Honda: V4 revival in 2009?

...and from France, here's the Voxan GTV1200. It's powered by a 1166cc, 106 horsepower v-twin, weighs 180 kilos, and uses belt-drive instead of the usual chain. ABS is optional. If the bike does go into production next year, it could cost as much as US$25,000!


star_rider_04 said...

while the jap bikes are all as good (or as bad...!) as expected, it's the voxan that really interests me. going by what you've written, it seems to be a good, smooth and fast sports-tourer and it looks distinctive too. can you give us more details on this bike please?

Anonymous said...

Man, the CBR1000RR is just awesome and the CB1100R is even more amazing. Honda makes the BEST bikes in the world!!! :-D

ridetolive1290 said...

What's with that pic of Angelina Jolie with the Hayabusa? If Mr B Pitt sees this, he's gonna have your blog closed down! ;-)

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